The construction contract for the first two submarines of the U 212 Near Future Submarine (NSF) program for the Italian Navy was signed. The contract signed between the contractor Fincantieri and OCCAR (Organization Conjointe de Cooperation en matiere deArmament) provides for the construction of the first two submarines U212NFS and the option of two more submarines for an amount of 1,350 million euros including logistical support.
This program is a further development of the program developed by Fincantieri in cooperation with the German shipyard Thyssenkrupp Marine System to build the four U212A submarines Todaro, Scir, Venuti and Romei as well as six submarines delivered by Fincantieri between 2006 and 2017 led others. for Germany.
This new program includes the construction of four modern, independent air propulsion submarines to replace the four Sauro-class veterans that are still in service. The two contracts already in place will be delivered in 2027 and 2029 and will ensure Italy’s ability to control and monitor its waters. At the industrial level, they will consolidate the knowledge acquired by Fincantieri based on its strategy and innovation and the inclusion of products designed and supplied by Italian suppliers, including for example the combat system designed and supplied by Leonardo.
The missions entrusted to the new submarines will range from purely military to those aimed at ensuring freedom of navigation, the fight against piracy, compliance with international laws, control of maritime routes and protection of Italians external borders or the fight against terrorism. (Jos M Navarro Garca)
Photo: The stylized form of the new submarines U212NFS (Fincantieri)
This is how the silhouette of the new submarines (Fincantier) will be
One of the new U212NFS in immersion (Fincantieri)
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